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  • 16:20 Coventry Stakes 6f

  • (group 2) £100,000 added 2yo 18 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 13.59s
  • Off time: 16:25:19

Full result

16:20 Ascot Result 17th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (2) Art Connoisseur (IRE) 9-1 J P Spencer M L W Bell 2 8/1
Held up in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway and quickened approaching final furlong, strong run, led and edged right inside final furlong, won going away readily opened 15/2 touched 8/1 £4000-£500(x2) £4000-£500(x2)
2nd (10) Intense Focus (USA) 9-1 K J Manning J S Bolger 2 12/1
Front rank, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd on line, no chance with winner opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £5600-£400
3rd (12) nse Lord Shanakill (USA) 9-1 D Sweeney K R Burke 2 12/1
Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd on line opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £6000-£500
4th (18) hd Himalya (IRE) 9-1 S Sanders J Noseda 2 13/2
Held up behind leaders, effort 2f out, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, green, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 13/2 £10000-£1600 £5000-£1000
5th (1) Orizaba (IRE) 9-1 L Dettori M R Channon 2 11/4f
Reared start, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders opened 3/1 touched 10/3 £14000-£4000 £7000-£2000 £10000-£3000(x2) £6000-£1800 £5000-£1500(x3) £3333-£1000 £3000-£900(x2) £2000-£600(x2) £18000-£6000 £12000-£4000 £6000-£2000(x3) £3000-£1000(x5) £1500-£500(x5)
6th (8) 2 Awinnersgame (IRE) 9-1 M J Kinane J Noseda 2 25/1
Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace after opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th (9) 2 I Am The Best 9-1 T E Durcan D M Simcock 2 66/1
Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden and edged right inside final 2f, soon no impression on leaders opened 66/1 touched 66/1
8th (7) nk Shaweel 9-1 K McEvoy M Johnston 2 20/1
Restless in stalls, made most to over 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 20/1 touched 20/1
9th (14) ½ Peter Tchaikovsky 9-1 J P Murtagh A P O'Brien 2 11/1
Slowly away, took keen hold early and held up in rear, headway into mid-division halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£700 £7000-£500 £5000-£350 £12000-£1000 £3600-£300
10th (15) 1 Blown It (USA) 9-1 S W Kelly J A Osborne 2 50/1
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
11th (4) ¾ Square Eddie (CAN) 9-1 L P Keniry J R Best 2 40/1
Pulled hard, steadied into mid-division after 1f, ridden 2f out, soon struggling opened 66/1 touched 66/1
12th (13) nk Shampagne 9-1 T Quinn P F I Cole 2 20/1
Prominent on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 20/1
13th (6) 1 Icesolator (IRE) 9-1 R L Moore R Hannon 2 12/1
Restless in stalls, behind, ridden, no real headway when not much room over 1f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £5000-£350
14th (11) Instalment 9-1 R Hughes R Hannon 2 14/1
Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £100000-£5000
15th (3) hd Smokey Storm 9-1 A Munro W Jarvis 2 20/1
Mid-division towards stand side, weakened over 2f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
16th (5) nk Harwalla (IRE) 9-1 R Hills M Johnston 2 40/1
Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened opened 50/1 touched 50/1
17th (17) 2 Versaki (IRE) 9-1 Dane O'Neill R Hannon 2 25/1
Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly opened 33/1 touched 33/1
18th (16) 5 Thunderous Mood (USA) 9-1 J F Egan P F I Cole 2 25/1
Front rank on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly opened 25/1 touched 25/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.90,£4.40,£4.80
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00

Jackpot: £101,363.97 carried forward to Ascot, 18th Jun
Placepot: £89.50, Pool: £467313.3, 3808.28 winning tickets
Quadpot: £30.40, Pool: £16008.87, 389.1 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £45.61
PlaceFive: £26.95

Verdict

A fine performance here from Art Connoisseur, who was finally picked up in commentary and then quickly put the race to bed in a matter of strides to score decisively. Intense Focus snatched second in a photograph from the front-running Lord Shanakill, whilst Himalya just missed out on the places in fourth. There was a decent gap then to the next home - the favourite Orizaba; he fell out of the stalls and was slowly to stride so in the circumstances this rates a good effort. They went a fair pace throughout and this played into Art Connoisseur's hands as he made stealthy headway from the rear at halfway and then burst through with just over a furlong left to run. It was interesting that all of the runners stayed in one big group and came down the centre of the track. Had they made two groups then the result may not have been so straightforward as the winner would have had to overcome plenty of traffic, but with the race run this way he just nipped round the side like a naughty child trying to avoid a smack. In behind Awinnersgame ran a fair race, whilst Icesolator and Versaki never really got going and never threatened to feature